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The Cameroon-Nigeria Friendship Golf Tournament at the starting blocks

THE CAMEROON – NIGERIA FRIENDSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT will take place from the 16th to the 21st of May 2023 at the Yaounde Golf Club course.

As it names indicate, the Nigerian Golf Federation will take part in this event with the legendary IBB International Golf and Country Club of Abuja as a special guest.This competition is in line with its international cooperation program and aims to develop strong relations with this brotherly country through the practice of golf.

Cameroon and Nigeria Teams will meet at the Yaoundé Golf Club on May 18, 19 and 20, 2023 as part of a friendly golf competition to highlight social, cultural, sporting and fraternal ties that bind the two nations, in a matchplay format. similar to the « Ryder Cup » formula

The competition proper kick soff on Thursday May 18th 2023 with Doubles match play in a “four-ball” format to set the tone. The two Cameroonians and the two Nigerians play each their ball. Palyers do not accumulate strockes. The player with the highest score loses the hole for his team.

Then come Friday with its foursome game format.The two players of the same team
alternately play the same ball until the end of the hole. Player 1 of the team will start the game on the even holes and player 2 of the same team on the odd hole.

On Saturday May 20, 2023, the Simple match play format will be applied.
The two players compete hole by hole until the end of the match. All 18 holes must be played by all players.

The full programme of the tournament slated below:

Day 0: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Arrival of the delegation of Nigerian golfers at the international
airport of Nsimalen – Yaounde
Day 1: Wednesday May 17, 2023
11:00 a.m. : Visit of the Yaoundé Golf Club course and launch of
some discovery games.
5:00 p.m. : Return to the hotel.
19:30 p.m. : Welcome dinner offered by the Cameroonian Golf
Federation to the sister delegation from Nigeria
Day 2: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Beginning of the Friendship Golf Tournament Cameroon – Nigeria
Day 3: Friday May 19, 2023
2nd day of the Friendship Golf Tournament Cameroon – Nigeria
19:30 p.m. : Cameroonian-Nigerian friendship dinner offered by
the High Commissioner of Nigeria at Cameroon
Day 4: Saturday May 20, 2023
3rd day of the Friendship Golf Tournament Cameroon – Nigeria
4:00 p.m. : Closing ceremony of the first edition of the Cameroon –
Nigeria Friendship Golf Tournament, award ceremony and closing
dinner offered by FECAGOLF
Day 5: Sunday May 21, 2023
Departure of the Nigerian delegation at the end of their stay in
Cameroon via Nsimalen International Airport

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